Perhaps some of us might find young British photographer Juno Calypso’s work relatable!
Oh, to be a female – sometimes the expectations that come with being one can get so overbearing and suffocating! This brilliant series of photographs by London-based Juno perfectly encapsulates that kind of feeling. Apparently, the creation of the character Joyce came just shortly after Juno started dabbling in self-portraiture. It’s interesting to note that Joyce, at least when she looks at the camera full on, only has one facial expression despite being placed against varying backdrops.
Juno wrote about her work, Joyce I and Joyce II:
Within elaborately staged large format photographs and videos I draw upon personal experience to perform critical studies into modern rituals of beauty and seduction. We find Joyce alone, consumed by artifice – trapped inside pastel-coloured encounters with beauty masks, cream cakes, and polyester negligee; her glazed appearance acting as a mirror to the exhaustion felt whilst bearing the dead weight of constructed femininity.
Eylül Aslan's work is the perfect mix of charged spontaneity and unapologetic boldness. Her images are unusual in composition. She values genuine self-expression, regardless of societal norms. The Berlin-based Turkish photographer seems to find comfort in the absurd, and it shows in her work. She speaks of her craft, and what it stands for, in this interview.
Perhaps you already know this young and beautiful woman? Yes, you’re right: she was one of our previous LomoAmigos! This time around, Diane Sagnier tried the Petzval Art Lens with her analog Nikon camera. Let’s find out more about her work in this exclusive interview!
While many of us can only dream of working with musicians and photographing them, Angela Izzo's job entails exactly that. Apparently, this is a fulfillment of her own dream that she had when she was younger. In this interview, Izzo talks about her beginnings which, of course, included going to as many shows and festivals as she possibly can; some of her most memorable on-the-job-experiences with the likes of The Doors, Lykke Li, Jack White, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood; her inspirations and other interests; and her love for film photography and Diana Mini. And to those looking into fulfilling their own dreams of working in the same industry, Izzo also shares helpful advice based on her own experiences.
Ellie Smith is a London-based fashion and portrait photographer with a real talent for taking simple and beautiful portraits. Recently, she took the Petzval Art Lens to the streets of East London to capture some urban shots. Read on for the full interview and see her striking photographs.
Kamal, a die-hard film photography fan, is a young, Singapore-based photographer. He is now working on a project, traveling around and shooting portraits for his friends. In this feature, he talks about how he works perfectly with the Lomography Petzval Art Lens and his passion for photography.
Today, some forms of amusement have a multi-tasking slant. We can lift a lesson or two from the pastimes of yore, which were centered on conversation or patient appreciation. This gallery looks back at the activities that called for such concentration and even some self-honed expertise.
Marion Dunyach is a Paris-based photographer who specializes in wedding and engagement shoots. She finds fulfillment in immortalizing every special moment and capturing the even the most discreet of emotions in her portraits.
Join us for an evening with NYC-based fashion photographer Emily Soto. Concurrent with her exhibition at our Gallery Store, "Petzval Portrats: Bloom," Emily will discuss her work and experience using the New Petzval Art Lens in her work. Gather insight into the creative process of one of New York's favorite photographers. This event will take place on July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Lomography has teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to give you the chance to win tickets to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 and an exhibition catalogue. This annual exhibition showcases the work of some of the most talented emerging young photographers from around the world, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs. On top of this fantastic prize you could win a Diana F+ camera and a cool tote bag from the Photographic Portrait Prize range. Click here to join the competition.
In spite of being a trained photographer, Ines quit her job and continued with photography only as a hobby. She still finds time to create beautiful, expressive portraits, which she recently did this in her hometown, Brunswick, and transformed the city into a quintessential dream setting with a unique swirly bokeh effect. Her weapon of choice? The New Petzval Art Lens, of course!